ABC

Action for Behavioural Change
Opp Uganda Baati Industries along Nangongera road, Tororo.
P.O Box 861 Tororo District.

Capacity Statement

ABC manages a portfolio of projects with an annual total income of over UGX 400 million.

Empowerment and Advocacy: ABC trained community resources person under Strengthening Civil Society for Improved HIV and SRH services delivery in Eastern region in 2010-12.The project transfer the ownership and responsibility for individuals’ health to 12,000 households. The project worked closely with traditional, religious, peer educators, MARPs, village health teams and women’s organizations through outreach activities in community. Transfer of knowledge and skills to households and individual’s model employed proved effective in encouraging FP, HCT and SRH uptake over 50,000 people were served through integrated outreaches. Community resources persons were recruited from the communities, in which they operate, participate in local politics and are part of the multisectoral local decision making process. Sensitized households diffuse information across their community, leading to changed behavior and empowerment. HEWs serve as members of village councils, and have a direct link to health centres for SRH and HIV services.

In 2008-10, ABC implemented project title: “Balancing the resource to address unmet FP and SRH needs“ in Tororo, Pallisa, and Ngora districts with funding/support from HIPS/USAID, Plan Uganda: and MoH. The project aimed to achieve greater public support for local government commitment and accountability for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. Results 8 local FM radio programs were conducted in which politicians and religious leaders discussed SRH issues.2000 SRH poster were produced and distributed to stakeholder. The posters highlighted Sexual and Reproductive Rights of individuals.

2013/14: Advocacy for prevention of Sexual violence against Girls/ OVC in Kawempe division Kampala District: This project is being implemented in Bwaise addressing issues on the rights and violence against children. District division officers and community leaders received advocacy training and within this project support from PLAN we work with health centers, police, LCs, probation center for domestic violence to address/mitigate Girls/ OVC issues.